While copious amounts of rain have caused some headaches for parts of Wyoming, the rain has had its benefits in Yellowstone National Park where several wildfires have been burning since August. Park Spokesman Al Nash says as might be expected, the rain has been serving to cool many of those fires. He says the fires in the central and southern parts of the park … Continue Reading
Stern warnings are being sent out regarding the chances of encountering a grizzly bear during outdoor activities this fall. But while news releases sent out by the area’s national forests, national parks and both the Idaho and Montana wildlife departments telling of a low yield in the whitebark pine crop this year, Spokesman Gregg Losinski says plenty of other foods that bears like … Continue Reading
Time is running out to apply for a refuge elk hunting permit. The on-line application period to apply for a 2013 Refuge-specific elk hunting permit will close on September 25th. Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says the results of the computerized random draw … Continue Reading
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has extended comment through the end of the month on the draft of an updated conservation and management plan for grizzly bears in southwestern Montana adjacent Yellowstone National Park. The draft plan, developed over the past year in conjunction with a programmatic environmental impact statement, addresses … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park Officials have identified the three year-old child who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday while staying with her family at the Grant Village campground. The girl was identified as Ella Marie Tucker from Pocatello, Idaho. According to investigators, … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park is reporting an increase in traffic entering the park during August compared with last August. Statistics show more than a 4-1/3% increase in vehicles entering the park this year over the same time last year. However, Spokesman Al Nash explains … Continue Reading
A 3 year-old child was fatally injured as a result of an incident which occurred the campground near Grand Village in Yellowstone National Park Saturday morning. Rangers received a 911 call from the mother of the child who told the emergency dispatcher her young daughter had shot herself with a handgun. Resuscitation efforts by responding emergency medical staff were unsuccessful and the girl died. The incident is under investigation. The identity of the young girl and family is being withheld until sometime Monday at the request of the family.
The historic Miller House on the National Elk Refuge has posted its busiest season for visitation since it opened to the public in 2005. According to Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson, over 3,000 people had visited the site by Labor Day and several weeks still remain in the 2013 season. The Miller House and surrounding land was … Continue Reading
While fire season is not over yet in Wyoming, what a difference a year makes! That’s what Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told reporters during a news conference Wednesday. To date, Mead says about $1-million has been spent by the state on fire suppression compared with over $45-million last year. Mead says there have been … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park has been forced to close a portion of the park in the extreme southwestern corner where a section of previously pristine backcountry has been spoiled by an illegal trail that has been established there. Park officials say … Continue Reading
Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014 Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today. Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds. Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state. Daytime highs will be in […]
Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014 Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
Cowboy Running Back Ready For His New Role [AUDIO] - October 29, 2014 Wyoming freshman running back Brian Hill figured he would get some carries this season. And in week one, Hill was able to put in a couple of key runs in a win over Montana. But for the most part, it’s been spot time for the first-year Cowboys. But, with injuries to D.J. May and now […]
Mild & Windy Conditions Expected - October 29, 2014 A ridge of high pressure will strengthen and remain settled over the state of Wyoming on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies with mainly dry weather conditions for the end of the work week. Winds, however, will be strong on Wednesday and Friday with gusts between 30 and 45 mph. Wind […]
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